Filing Your 2014 Federal Tax Return: Do You Get a Credit or Owe a Tax? Know the Rules on the Affordable Care Act

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act required that individuals must: (1) have health care coverage; (2) qualify for a health coverage exemption; or (3) make a shared responsibility payment with your tax return. Have Health Care Coverage: If you had qualifying health care coverage (called minimum essential coverage) for every month of 2014 for yourself,…

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A Hollow Jury Verdict

In 2007, Ashley Zauflik was a student at Pennsbury School District located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which is north of Philadelphia. Ashley was one of the victims of a school bus accident involving a school bus owned and operated by an employee of the Pennsbury School District. The school bus accelerated out of control and…

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Great Client Review for Peter J. Gough, Esq. on

Very kind words from a recent workers’ compensation client of Peter J. Gough, Esq. on Peter J. Gough is an associate at the firm and concentrates his practice in the area of workers’ compensation, exclusively representing injured workers. Born in Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of The University of Buffalo, Peter J. Gough came to the…

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Prudential Insurance Company Admits That It Is Wrong In Denying Long Term Disability Benefits

Prudential Insurance Company recently overturned a long term disability denial for our client under an own occupation period of disability. Our client worked for a large hospital system as a vascular lab technologist. The client was suffering from relapsing, remitting Multiple Sclerosis with optical neuritis and migraines. Prudential originally denied benefits based upon their opinion…

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SSDI Waiting Periods

Proposed Changes to Five (5) Month Waiting Period for SSDI Benefits for Terminally Claimant’s Senator Mike Enzi, a Republican in Wyoming, and Democrat, Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, have introduced a Bill to expedite the payment of SSDI benefits to terminally ill individuals by eliminating the five (5) month waiting period.  The legislation, commonly referred to…

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